There are rumors that GoPro Hero 12 may have a 1-inch sensor and 8K video. Although that sounds too good to be true, here’s how it is possible.
DJI just launched the Action 4, which features a 1/1.3 inch sensor, which is substantially larger than the sensor in the Action 3. But the Action 4 might be dead on arrival. The New Camera posted a supposed leak of the GoPro Hero 12 specs, which they said would have a 1-inch sensor with 8K video.
Is that really possible? Could GoPro Hero 12 really have a 1-inch sensor with 8K video? The answer appears to be yes. Sony has a 1-inch sensor with 8K video resolution — the Sony IMX989, which has already been used in some phones such as the Xiaomi 13 Pro. Here’s a sample from Xiaomi 13 Pro by DXOMark (downscaled to 4K).
The Camera News claimed that Hero 12 could shoot 8K at 60fps, which seems a bit difficult to believe. I think it’s more likely to be 8K 24fps but we’ll see. What do you think? Does DJI stand a chance? Let me know in the comments!